Beyond The Beats: Mike WiLL

2 Chainz “Got One” (2011)

Album: T.R.U. REALigion

Mike WiLL: “I sent him a couple of beats, and he had knocked out one for the TRU Realigionmixtape. When he let me hear the song, I told him it was cool, but we could knock out something harder than that. He was feeling the same way and wanted to come with something different.

 

We thought it was only going to be a crazy Atlanta song, but he says they love it on the road. Every city wants him to do a ‘Got One’ for their city.

 

“The next night, I brought him a beat CD with 13 beats. I went straight to track 11, which was ‘Got One.’ It was about four in the morning. He was sitting down, and when the beat came on, he stood straight up and said, ‘Oh shit.’

“He started with ‘The crazy thing about it/I been knew I had it,’ and when he got to L.A. he added the first four bars of the first verse. When he got back to the A, he called me to come down to the studio and told me he was trying to knock out the rest of the song that night. That’s when he added the hook and the second verse.

“This was a week before the mixtape dropped. It was the last song recorded, but it ended up being the first song on the mixtape. It set the tone. We thought it was only going to be a crazy Atlanta song, but he says they love it on the road. Every city wants him to do a ‘Got One’ for their city. It’s always a pleasure to work with 2 Chainz.”

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